United States District Court
Middle District of Florida

Welcome to Electronic Case Filing 101

The Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Tutorial is designed for lawyers and law firm staff interested in learning how to use the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system. Through guided practice, using simulated CM/ECF screens and actions, you will learn how to file pleadings and other materials using the CM/ECF system.

The tutorial is divided into four modules, each of which contains sections that guide you through specific CM/ECF functions for civil and criminal filings.

If you are a new CM/ECF user, you should begin with 1: Orientation and continue to the end of 4: Miscellaneous. This is a self-paced tutorial. At any point, you can bookmark your place and return when and where it is convenient to you. The entire tutorial will take you about one hour to complete.

To begin, select one of the section links below.

1: Orientation
2: Criminal Filings
3: Civil Filings
4: Reports
CM/ECF Appeal Pleadings Answers Civil Cases
Navigation Discovery Responses Complaints Criminal Cases
Tutorial Motions Service Motions Docket Sheet
  Notices Trial Responses Queries
  Other Waivers    

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